- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- National Guard
- Entry Level
The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. They are responsible for defending our country against any threat by land, as well as capturing, destroying and repelling enemy ground forces.
- Perform as a member of a fire team during drills and combat
- Aid in the mobilization of vehicles, troops and weaponry
- Assist in reconnaissance missions
- Process prisoners of war and captured documents
- Use, maintain and store combat weapons (e.g., rifles, machine guns, antitank mines, etc.)
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
- Clean record.
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Driver's License.
- No serious medical issues to include asthma.
Job training for infantryman requires 14 weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
- Willingness to accept challenges
- Ability to perform well under stress
- Physically and mentally in shape
- Ability to work as a team member
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Combat (CO): 87
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs
You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn will help prepare you for any chosen career.